Korean J Urol.  1990 Dec;31(6):878-882.

Significance of Bethanechol Chloride Induced Voiding Cystourethrography in the Detection of Subclinical Vesicoureteral Reflux

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  • 1Department of Urology, College of Medicine, Pusan National University, Pusan, Korea.

Abstract

VUR is usually diagnosed by standard voiding cystourethrography(VCU). However, we are sometimes puzzled not being able to find VUR on VCU in the group of patients in whom VUR is highly suspected from accompanying obvious clinical, urographic and endoscopic features. For the purpose of detecting this type of VUR or 'subclinical VUR, VCU was performed after subcutaneous injection of bethanechol chloride in 3 patients who were highly suspected of VUR and two were diagnosed as subclinical VUR . Case 1 was diagnosed left VUR(grade II ) and case 2 was diagnosed right VUR(grade II) on VCU after' subcutaneous injection of bethanechol chloride. Both underwent unilateral ureteroneocystostomy and are on follow-up. Bethanechol chloride induced voiding cystourethrography is suggested to be a highly method to detect subclinical vesicoureteral reflux.

Keyword

Bethanechol chloride induced voiding cystourethrography; Vesicoureteral reflux

MeSH Terms

Bethanechol*
Follow-Up Studies
Humans
Injections, Subcutaneous
Vesico-Ureteral Reflux*
Bethanechol
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